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book (play script) review: Translations by Brian Friel

Translations by Brian Friel

published in 1980


Translations, set in a fictional Donegal village in 1833, is a play about a 19th century Ordnance Survey wherein a mass Anglicization of Irish-Gaelic place names occurred. 314 more words


John Hurt: an absolute master at portraying misfits by Michael Billington

Hurt, who has died aged 77, was a superb, if too infrequent, stage actor. In plays by Beckett, Pinter and Stoppard, he had an intuitive understanding of outsiders… 829 more words


Will Pricing at the IDIQ Level Disappear?

The change could lead to the creation of contract vehicles that use only technical factors to evaluate bidders, leaving pricing competition to take place at the task order level. 10 more words


Barbarism And Other Heresies In These Places

It must be owned that poor old Brian Friel, the Irish playwright who passed away just over a year ago, wrote some marvellous lines. Not quite so many, perhaps, as the Irish would like to believe he did, but then we’ve never been the best judges of this kind of thing, whatever the tourist brochures might say. 866 more words

Brian Friel Faith Healer

This was an amazing play that really does take us into the heart of everything that the twentieth century was about. T.S. Eliot speaks about modern life as one where we are all “distracted from distraction by distraction”. 854 more words

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Molly Sweeney -- Irish Heritage Theatre at Walnut 5

Molly Sweeney can identify several varieties of flowers from the scent and touch. She is a championship swimmer who elegantly describes how slicing through the water, of a pool or the Atlantic Ocean, makes her feel. 1,903 more words

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In The Alliant 2 Summer, It's J.P-3s, Not SPF-50 | Brian Friel | Pulse | LinkedIn

While much of the country is headed to the coast on I-95, I-64 or other Interstates loaded up with bottles of SPF-50, many federal contracting officers are instead finding themselves staring at J.P-2s and J.P-3s, perhaps wondering where these forms came from, and starting to wonder whether they’d rather be at the beach. 16 more words